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Fox 5 Atlanta Investigates NeNe Leakes From Real Housewives of Atlanta Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Fox 5 Atlanta got ALL UP AND IN Nene Leakes business, you have to see it for yourself, check it out!


NeNe Leakes Evicted Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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Now I saw some rumors online about NeNe being evicted and that her house was rented. I never posted because like I said they were rumors but it appears it is becoming more factual than untrue. YBF reports,

Apparently the home she and her Greg and her sons were living in on the Bravo “Real Housewives of Atlanta” show was being rented. And they owe over $6,400 in back rent.

According to the AJC, here’s NeNe’s response when asked where she’s been living since she was evicted in September:

NeNe Leakes, in a series of e-mails Tuesday, would not say where she is living now. “It’s none of your business,” she wrote. But she noted that they “are financial able [sic] and stable to live where ever we feel fits.”

She also says “people don’t really know her relationship with Greg”.

Well Well Well, I will not say that anyone was frontin because her ‘husband’ or whatever he is to her was said to be a real estate investor and we all know how that market is doing. Whatever is going on will definitely come out, I will keep you updated.


Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Did you see it people?! Aww it was everything we hoped it would be wasn’t it?!

Let’s get into it…

Kim- I have tried the entire season to make excuses for her because I felt that maybe everyone was being a little hard on her and in a way I still do feel that way but uhhh… what the bad soap opera acting was the shit she pulled when asked if her hair was a weave? Now I am not going to say that she was not sick it is not my place to speak on that but it sure as hell looked like bullshit. Breaking down about a doctor telling her he was 90% sure she had cancer and then she didn’t have it. Why would a doctor say that to you if he has not done the work yet? The story could very well be true but it all seems a little suspect to me.

Sheree- I love how she lives in her own world of arrogance and looks upon everyone else high from her mountain. The reunion was no different, she sat there with her weave ponytail and answered every question with an underlying life statement of ‘these bitches can’t touch me.’

NeNe- Well our girl NeNe did not disappoint last night. It was no surprise that all of her anger was directed towards Kim and you could tell she had a list of things that Kim had done or said that pissed her off. Near the end NeNe showed constraint and did not hover over Kim and point her finger like she had done early on in the show.

Lisa- Lisa veered away from her peacemaker role and went OFF on Kim. Now from being apart of the blog world we know that Lisa’s anger was much more than what was talked about during the reunion so that explains why she went from 0-60 in 2 seconds. She soon cooled off and settled into her typical self but for a moment Lisa was ready to beat some serious ass.

DeShawn- Sat as far back from the foolishness as she possibly could. It could not be any clearer that she wanted nothing to do with the drama. She answered her questions politically correct and shut the hell up and waited for the drama to take center stage why she sat back stage counting her money in her head.

Dwight came out close to the end taking full advantage of the free cocktails and swinging some wavy weave in the ladies faces. He proclaimed on national tv that Kim’s look needed a little help as he patronized her with a pat on her leg.

I wish this show was like the stories and never had a season finale, the ladies are truly entertaining.

Until next season…


Ed Hartwell from Real Housewives of Atlanta Speaks to Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Lisa’s slice of deliciousness Ed Hartwell spoke with and confirms what will already had speculated, he is an amazing husband and man. If you are single and lonely just hold out because there are good men out there! Ed talks about when he had to tell the camera crew to stop taping, how he feels about being under the public eye, his relationship with his two sons from Lisa’s previous marriage, and how he gets along with Keith Sweat their father. Check out the interview..


ESSENCE.COM: Blended families can be difficult to have. Now, back to you: Last night, we learned that you aren’t returning to football. What made you change your mind?
HARTWELL: Football, I love it to death, but it takes a toll. Watching my sons play football is a treat, but it’s a short career. At 30 years old, I’m considered an old man in the game. Football players need to remember that the day you start playing you should be thinking about your future and what’s going to generate your next income. [They should start] implementing a game plan from Day One. I played for eight years until I suffered a knee injury. Although I got calls and the Raiders wanted me, Lisa and I decided I was needed here more so we’re running our businesses together and I have some businesses I’m working on myself.

ESSENCE.COM: Are you looking forward to living under a microscope for a second season?
HARTWELL: Now that I know how they run things, I think the second season will be a lot easier. I’m looking forward to it, and I hope everything works out and that we can have both Justin and Jordan be a part of this family experience. People would be able to see that we are a family and spend time with them as much as we can. Right now, the schedule has been crazy with all that’s going on but the boys visit us every other weekend and any additional visitations that she and [her ex] agree upon and holidays. Having them on the show next season would mean a lot to me and Lisa.


ESSENCE.COM: Hey, Mr. Hartwell, how does it feel to live under the microscope of America?
ED HARTWELL: When I was a linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons, people always asked me why didn’t do shows like “MTV Cribs.” I’ve never been into allowing folks to see everything you’re doing, because then you put all of your business out there. After Lisa told me this show was something she wanted to do, I wanted to support her because it’s her line of work as a [burgeoning] actress and screenwriter. Our decision to be on the show gave us great exposure for our businesses. If I had been approached, I probably would never have done it, but I don’t have any regrets. We have so much going on; it didn’t really interrupt our lives.


ESSENCE.COM: Was there ever a moment that you had to put your foot down and tell the camera crew to chill because they were too invasive?
HARTWELL: Yes, one time and that’s when Lisa was sick. The crew came by and shot her, but after that taping I had to rush her to the hospital because her fever was a 104 and they wanted to film that but I told them no. Another day, there was going to be a hurricane and I called Lisa and told her to come home. I know she’s doing a show, but I’m her husband and I want her home safe with me.

ESSENCE.COM: A real man puts his foot down for his woman! So even after all the drama that has gone down between Lisa and Kim, which the blogosphere believe is staged, you have no regrets?
HARTWELL: No, and it’s not staged. Unfortunately, it’s as real as it gets. It’s not staged. I think it’s crazy because a lot of things that they are saying are lies. Did Lisa make a phone call to Kim
? Yes. Did she threaten her life? No. [The ladies] are taking it way too far but eventually the truth will come out because there are only so many lies that you can continue to tell other people [before] they start mistrusting you, and after a while you lie so much you begin to forget your own lies, which has been happening. In the end, you ruin yourself and your reputation. It’s all catty. I know Lisa doesn’t do drama either, but she got dragged into it because she’s human and was offended.

ESSENCE.COM: So do you think your wife did the right thing by defending herself?
HARTWELL: I told her that I had to deal with this stuff all the time when I was playing ball, as far as all the negative comments. I told her to speak from the heart and give her rebuttal and leave it alone. If she didn’t speak on it, people will assume that it’s the truth if you remain silent. Lisa’s response was never to bash but to set the record straight and say her peace. The more she keeps it going, she will give Kim what she wants and that’s more attention. It’s not worth it.

ESSENCE.COM: Well, let’s end it here. How is your relationship with Lisa’s sons, Justin and Jordan?
HARTWELL:Me and my sons have a great relationship. I tell everyone I have three sons. They call me dad; I never say my stepkids, they are my sons. Every kid is different but they are both wonderful children. My eldest son is about to turn 14 and I have conversations with him that I can’t have with Justin. Jordan wants to train, so now we’re both training.

ESSENCE.COM; That’s great that you’re involved in their lives. Do you have a good relationship with their father, Keith Sweat?
HARTWELL: Not at all. The reason is because [when I started dating] Lisa there was a lot that I had to stop from happening. I had to lay down the law, man to man. Have I tried to work out some things and put our differences to the side for the sake of the kids? Absolutely. I don’t like to play games.


  Well go head Mr. Hartwell! Check out some candid pics of Ed and his beautiful family…




Dallas Austin Denies Working with Kim from Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Dallas posted this picture with this caption on his Myspace blog!




Just in case there were any misunderstandings!

See for yourself..


Real Housewives of Atlanta Finale

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Last night the ladies of Atlanta had their finale episode for there 1st season on Bravo. So let’s jump right into it:

Lisa– Sat with her husband Ed in their kitchen while she discussed her fears and how much she would miss him if he returned to football. They appear to be a solid unit so I feel they can make it through anything but at the end of the show it said that he was released from the Raiders so hopefully there other businesses can keep them living the good life. Lisa also went over to DeShawn’s house to show her how to make Chicken La Lisa and the chef announced that DeShawn had not cooked in 10 years, damn! I would say what a shame but I am a little jealous. Lisa also through a small but fab party for her husbands 30th birthday and to celebrate joiningwiththe Raiders. Lisa also hosted the housewive dinner in hopes of having them mend some issues.


Sheree– Alright so I know I talked a trunk load of crap about Sheree but as the season progressed she began to grow on me, just a little. Sheree sat with Mychael Knight where he gave un-sugar coated advice about what she needed to do if she wanted to have a successful line. I love when he said, “it is in the infant stages so you have to be hands on.” That advice is exactly what Sheree needed. At the small dinner that was held for the housewives and their children Sheree attended and was courdial with NeNe. You can’t really ask for much more than that, she even took a picture with her and Lisa at Ed’s birthday party and NeNe was the one to make the crud comment.


Kim– Well Well Well what can I say about my girl Kim. Okay well she made what appeared to be a half ass attempt at not smoking anymore, it appeared contrived for the cameras so I guess we will see how she did. This all stemming from Dallas Austin calling and pretty much telling her she needs to stop doing everything she does on a regular basis and get serious about her career if she ever wanted to have one. It almost looked like she made some type of amends with NeNe at the housewives dinner but nothing came out of it, hence the reunion clips!


NeNe– Mrs. Ghetto Fabulous herself had some high and lows in the show. Her oldest son graduated from high school and was awarded with a black and chrome trunk, very nice. She wrote to Curtis the man she always thought was her father who she learned was not. The letter basically said that he would always be her father in her eyes. She believes he took offense to the whole process of having to take a DNA test so she was attempting to smooth over the tension and salvage the relationship. Who said NeNe couldn’t be mature? At the housewives dinner she accused Kim of being ‘small’ and telling Kim that she should have come to her if she had an issue and not base her decision to end the friendship on information she received from other sources.


DeShawn– The housewife good girl went to the basketball court with her husband where they discussed their humble beginnings as a couple. It appears they met in college and even made mention that in their first town home they lived there without any furniture. Now she won’t move into a 15,000 square foot house without it being fully furnished. Oh how times have changed! Her husband is being put in a position where he must retire due to his knee injuries and having had 4 surgeries. In lieu of this information DeShawn told Lisa when her lease was up on the Mercedes she did not go and get another one, so now the family has six cars instead of seven, oh how we all must cut back!

Next week is the explosive reunion show be sure to tune in, what a great and dramatic season from the ATL ladies.

Check out the pics below from stills from the show…





Kim Zolciak From Real Housewives Atlanta Speaks to Essence & Lisa Wu Hartwell’s Wedding Photos Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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This morning Lisa Hartwell was on the radio interviewing to promote the finale episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta. She said that Kim did say terrible things but now it was water under the bridge and they had moved on. Well here is an interview that Kim did with where she discusses the drama with her and Lisa, her music career, a break up with a married Big Poppa, and her comment about being a black girl in a white girls body. Also be sure to continue reading to see photos from Lisa Wu Hartwell’s wedding that had online:


ESSENCE.COM: How is the music career going?
KIM ZOLCIAK: My first song, “Tight Rope,” will be out the first week in January, but I’m not sure when the album will be coming out. [Dallas Austin] wrote and produced it. He originally sent me three but I fell in love with the beat and lyrics. The song is about walking a tight rope with somebody. It [speaks] to my personal life and my relationship and just life in general. It definitely applies to my life, but after seeing that footage on the show where it looks like I can’t sing! I guess it makes for good television but it looked awful to me. People will just have to wait for my album to see the deal.

ESSENCE.COM: Speaking of your relationship, there are tons of rumors out there that your fiancé, otherwise known as Big Poppa, is married. Care to clarify?
ZOLCIAK: He is legally married. He has been going through a divorce for years. I’ve seen all these crazy names of who he is on the Internet, like Quincy Jones, Ted Turner, and even Dallas. He’s like Sheree, who has been trying to get a divorce for years, but she’s dating so it’s that kind of thing.

ESSENCE.COM: Are you guys still going strong?
ZOLCIAK:No, it’s officially over. I called off my engagement and I’m officially single. People have speculated that it’s this Lee guy (Lee Najjar) to Quincy Jones to David Foster to Dallas Austin. It’s just unbelievable. Big Poppa has been my best friend for three years and I think he’s a great person but I need to go find Kim and what makes Kim happy and chase my dreams. I want someone who is supportive of me and my dreams and not add tension to my life. I want to focus on my children, finish my album and not worry about what makes everyone else happy.

ESSENCE.COM: What projects do you have coming up after the show?
ZOLCIAK: I’m in talks to be on the cover of Playboy and possibly on the cover of Maxim. I’m very excited. A lot of people were like I wish you would do Playboy so I’m working on that. I didn’t want to be just a centerfold girl. I wanted to be the cover!

ESSENCE.COM: It seems like you and NeNe may never be friends again. Have things gotten better between you two?
ZOLCIAK:No. We are definitely not friends. You know she really hurt my feelings singing that song about me in the limo. Although it is fun and entertaining, it was still at my expense. Lisa was the one who told me that NeNe has sang that song about me. Sheree had told me but Sheree wasn’t there in the car. I found out about NeNe singing about me about a month after we started filming so I knew even before I started becoming friends with Sheree. People are looking at this footage and thinking I turned my back on NeNe and became best friends with Sheree. Lisa is the one who told me the whole thing. I was just devastated. I was loyal to NeNe and a good friend. Plus, Lisa is running around saying she didn’t say anything but that’s how I found out. DeShawn is not into gossip. She’s sweet and I really like her. She’s just this even-keeled person. Lisa is still trying to deny that she told me, but I have phone records that prove that I spoke to her. She’s been saying, oh, I never talked to you that day and I was like, damn, bitch, here’s the phone record. This whole deal is nothing but drama.

ESSENCE.COM: So we’re guessing there’s no way you and NeNe can get past this.
ZOLCIAK:NeNe is funny, entertaining, and was a good friend but watching the footage again reopened old wounds. She has to understand that I’m really sensitive, and whether it was in good fun or not, it still bothered me. The biggest problem between NeNe and me is a lack of communication and the fact that everyone is running their mouth.

ESSENCE.COM: So what’s up between you and Lisa? Did you call her a “crack whore”?

ZOLCIAK:Everything was blown out of proportion. There are so many rumors and just gossip out there. I thought this was over with but as far as I am concerned, Lisa is a great girl. I did read Lisa’s story on and I think at the end of the day, I could certainly run my own mouth but I choose to take the high road. I read a Google alert out loud and there were tons of stuff written about all of us, not just Lisa. I was reading a blog. I would never speak that way of anybody especially one of my costars. I’m a mother and I would never speak that way. Whoever relayed the message to Lisa didn’t give her the whole story. It was no big deal. I was reading it verbatim in the blog thinking, This is crazy. It wasn’t directed to anyone else.

ESSENCE.COM: Are you still close friends with Sheree?
ZOLCIAK: We’re very close. She’s easy to get along with and our kids get along great. I think her image on the show and the way she’s portrayed is totally inaccurate. Is she totally confident? Yes. Does she like to shop? Absolutely. But I think she comes off as a diva more than she actually is.

ESSENCE.COM: You once said that you see yourself as a Black girl in a White girl’s body. What makes you feel like you identify with Black women?
ZOLCIAK: I had entirely too much wine that day in my interview. I just don’t see color and I never have because it doesn’t matter to me. People always say, “You sure your dad’s not Black?”- because I got a pretty round booty. Other than that, 50 percent of my girlfriends are Black. It’s not that I can relate to one more than the other. That’s just my life and that’s who I am surrounded by mostly and it works for me.


The ladies of Atlanta have rating that superceed the Housewives of Orange County and New York and with all the drama you see why.


Continue reading to see photos from Lisa Wu Hartwell’s wedding…